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*CANCELED* I_Butterfly Pollinator Walk

September 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
September 13, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
Asa Gray Garden
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
*Due to thunderstorms in the forecast we have canceled this walking tour*
During the autumn months of each year monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico. Join us for this special pollinator walk!

I_Butterfly is a nationwide festival of self-guided bike tours that will follow the monarch butterfly paths during the summer/fall migration season. Join us for a pit-stop on the monarch’s migratory route at Mount Auburn Cemetery where Director of Horticulture, Steph Almasi and I_Butterfly Founder, Cory Mcabee will guide you on a walking tour of the grounds to explore the many native pollinator plants that provide food and shelter for these special butterflies.

Please leave your bicycles on our bike rack at the front gates!

About I_Butterfly:

I_Butterfly is focused on the interconnectivity of monarch butterfly restoration, green memorial grounds and bicycles. Since 2019 we have been working with Green Burial Grounds throughout the US to help reintroduce native milkweed for the restoration of monarch butterflies. In doing so we are sending butterflies to memorial services. Our efforts are designed to support our environment, to aid in wildlife restoration, and to help people during the most difficult periods of their lives. Butterflies are viewed as a symbol of rebirth, transformation, hope and positivity. Children are excited to see them and scientists are baffled by them. I_Butterfly invites people to become a part of the butterfly adventure. By traveling parallel to the butterflies on a bicycle, if it’s for a few hours or a few weeks, you share the experience of travel by way of physical effort through mutual landscapes, weather conditions, and even share in some of the dangers. You are also demonstrating the importance of bike paths and supporting organizations that are now working to connect cities and states throughout the US by developing safe bike routes. Bikes, butterflies and green burials. They support each other perfectly. That’s what this project is about.

Check out the other I_Butterfly events all along the monarch’s migratory route: https://ibutterfly.net/map_1


About Cory Mcabee:

Cory Mcabee is a writer, director, singer, songwriter, musician, actor, animator and illustrator. His music and films have won awards worldwide. He has developed and directed an eight-year global collaborative which concluded with the completion of a feature film. He has given lectures, panel discussions, symposiums and masters classes on art, alternative media and the collaborative process at conferences and universities throughout the world. He has documented the birth of monarch butterflies, participated in collecting migration data and has traveled with the monarch butterfly migration from Chicago IL. to El Rosario, Michoacan Mexico.

About the Green Burial Council:

I_Butterfly is honored to have the support of the Green Burial Council. With the help and guidance of the Green Burial Council, select cemeteries will host live events to welcome participating bicyclists and their supporters. This will provide a positive and optimistic way to introduce local communities to green burial grounds while helping to promote monarch butterfly and bicycle awareness.

Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on special events by joining the Friends of Mount Auburn. Our robust roster of programs each year is made possible through your generous support.


Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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